23 July 2016

Something different to share today...

Hi there!

I haven't done any sewing in a very long time, but a tiny bug has bitten me, and I got all inspired to take out my sewing machine !

I attempted something I had never tried before (first time ever making something with a lining :) , and I must say, I enjoyed every moment of making this bag:



Simplicity handbag pattern 2396


My South-African friends will recognize the fabric which is very popular at the moment in South-Africa, printed will all kinds of (old and new) Afrikaans sayings and quotes.

The pattern is from Simplicity , really easy, with no fuss, and even though my sewing skills are a bit rusty, everything went smoothly!

I will definitely make more... my sister already ' ordered' one for Christmas!

I am also busy crocheting granny squares for a blanket ... hope to share the pictures soon.

Thanks for popping in to look at my 'something other than paper project'!
Have a great weekend!

Hugs
Hannelie

24 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

What a beautiful bag! Funnily enough, I was considering making a bag myself during the summer. I haven't made one in years either. Jo x

Wendy R. said...

Wow, baie mooi! Ek het ook 'n paar naaldwerk projekte om klaar te maak.. meskien more... of maandag :) lekker daggie daar! xx

Cathy said...

Fantastic tote bag, Cathy x

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous and very personal bag and no wonder your sister has ordered one! Very talented lady, thank you for sharing x

Martina said...

What a beautiful bag!! This is just the shape I LOVE! And the fabric looks great! As an Austrian I have never seen this, but it looks fantastic!
Yours,
Martina

Happy Dance said...

Well good for you MIss Hannelie!! That fabric is fantastic, and your sewing skills look pretty darn good to me - you're not one bit rusty! Love the shape of this bag, and it looks like something that I'd love to carry. Fantastic and I can't wait to see your blanket. Bev

!neke said...

Nou Hannelie < dit is echt gaaf !!!!
Mooie stof ook !

groeten Ineke

Lisa Lara said...

WOW Hannelie, you rocked this beautiful hand bag.

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful bag, Hannelie!

Cheryl W. said...

I am SO impressed! That bag is absolutely adorable. You have WAY too many talents, Hannelie. :)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....this is so amazing! Love your sweet bag, the colors and pattern is just perfect. Sewing is an amazing skill to have and you totally nailed it on this handbag!

Gerrina said...

Wat ziet deze er gaaf uit! Had niet geweten dat het zelfgemaakt is als je het niet had gezegd! Kan me dus voorstellen dat je al een "order" binnen hebt! Fijn weekend verder!

Karen D said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Lovely to see your other talents.

Marjorie Brackett said...

Totally impressed. Your sister will be very fortunate to get one.

Nora N. said...

Oh Wow!! This bag is fabulous!! I love that fun fabric and cannot believe you are just picking up sewing again. I do not think I could make something like that-and I used to sew too!!

Martha said...

OH, Hannelie, I love...love your bag. (I used to do lots of sewing, so this post caught my eye. I've recently had the desire to make some zippered bags.) The fabric & shape of the bag are simply lovely. FUN FUN post! ♥

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! You are a woman of many talents!

Jen W. said...

A woman of many talents! Love this fabulous bag, Hannelie. A friend of mine gave me a sewing machine last year and I still have not sat down and tried to remember how to use it. :( I haven't used one since my theatre days in university making costumes!

Karen D. said...

how beautiful....I don't blame your sister for ordering one for Christmas...great gift!
tfs,
hugs,
Karen

Geri said...

You sew too? My goodness girl...you are soooooooo talented!!! Love the fabric!

Guldara Kirwan said...

Beautiful bag Hannelie! you are so talented!

Petra Swart said...

O, jou sak lyk verskriklik mooi, vrou!!!! So lekker om te sien jy geniet ook 'n bietjie naaldwerk van tyd tot tyd!!! En kry mens nie die mooiste lappe deesdae met die lekker Afrikaanse woorde nie, ne!!!! Dit lyk glad nie of jy verroes is met die naaldwerk nie - ek kan sien jy het perfek netjies gewerk en ek voorspel dat jy nog vele bestellings gaan kry!!! Ek gaan beslis kyk na daai patroon - dankie vir die link - ek dink ek kan 'n paar vir my stalletjie maak wat ek (hopelik) die einde van die jaar by 'n kerk hier by ons gaan he!!!!!
Ek kan net dink hoe mooi daai sak by 'n denim gaan lyk!!!! pragtig gedoen, vrou!!!
Groete
Dankie vir jou e-possie nou die dag - ek antwoord so gou ek 'n kansie het!!!

Bellule said...

It's so beautiful you're so talented !!

Bises ♥

Bobby said...

Darling bag, Hannelie. I need to get busy and do some sewing too. Our church has been challenged to make school book bags and I have loads of scraps to make them from. I just need to find the time.